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December 2010: What are you reading?

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December 2010: What are you reading?

Post by Misfit » Wed December 1st, 2010, 1:37 pm

North and South by John Jakes.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed December 1st, 2010, 3:00 pm

I'm going to finish books with the end of the year. The Elephant's Journey is on my kindle (having fun with it). Cathedral of the Sea is on the nightstand -- if it weren't for the Spanish setting, this would be DNF, it's just not grabbing me. And, for a book group, NF Three Cups of Tea, which I am enjoying very much.

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Wed December 1st, 2010, 3:18 pm

Homer's Odyssey.

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Post by Nefret » Wed December 1st, 2010, 3:42 pm

Just started... Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
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Post by Leyland » Wed December 1st, 2010, 4:15 pm

I'm halfway through The Book of Air and Shadows by Michael Gruber. I'm really enjoying the blend of humorous and intelligent contemporary characters set in a literary thriller format, involving flashbacks to Shakespearean era conflict and mystery by means of a letter written by a spy set upon the Bard.
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams ~ Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Ode

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Post by Leo62 » Wed December 1st, 2010, 4:21 pm

[quote=""Nefret""]Just started... Bleak House by Charles Dickens[/quote]

Ooh great book and ideal winter read. :D

Still on Heartstone, with The Anatomy of Ghosts by Andrew Taylor up next.
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of a good universe next door;let's go
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Post by Misfit » Wed December 1st, 2010, 4:57 pm

[quote=""Nefret""]Just started... Bleak House by Charles Dickens[/quote]

Can't recall if it's been mentioned before. I strongly urge you take notes. Characters come and go and change a lot as the layers are revealed.
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Post by cw gortner » Wed December 1st, 2010, 6:08 pm

Finished House at Riverton last night; bit of a slump toward the latter half, but then steams right up toward an unexpected and haunting ending.

Not sure what I'm starting next. I'm considering a few on the shelf, including C.J. Sansom's Heartstone. I just might have to surrender to the temptation and plunge into Shardlake's latest outing :D

[quote=""Nefret""]Just started... Bleak House by Charles Dickens[/quote]

My favorite Dickens! The miniseries with Gillian Anderson is marvelous, too.
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Post by princess garnet » Wed December 1st, 2010, 8:41 pm

NF
Seven Ages of Paris by Alistar Horne (paperback, personal copy)
History of the Baltic States by Andres Kasekamp (library copy)

Novel: Murder in the Tower by Plaidy (personal copy)
Set during the reign of James I of England

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Post by Telynor » Wed December 1st, 2010, 8:49 pm

The Lady in the Tower by Alison Weir -- not too sure about this one, but I'll give it a go.

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